Plans have been revealed to open the world’s tallest hotel in Dubai later this year.

People on flights to Dubai will soon have the option of booking in for a stay in the world’s tallest hotel as it is set to open in the emirate later this year.

The JW Marriott Marquis is set to scale a height of 335 metres when it is completed and will overtake the current tallest hotel in the state, the Rotana Rose Rayhaan, which is just two metres smaller.

Boasting 1,608 rooms, the hotel is just 26 metres shorter than the Empire State Building in New York.

Opening in two phases, the first section, which will comprise of 804 rooms and several restaurants and lounges, is to be opened to guests in the fourth quarter of this year.

The remaining rooms are to be opened up to visitors in 2014.

Travellers taking flights to Dubai could be planning to pay a visit to the state’s Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates, as 20 penguins have recently been put on display at the venue.

Written by Erin Marshall

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